Established in 1981, Heritage BC is a charitable society serving individuals and corporate members with a shared interest in historic places and heritage conservation, and their benefits to the people of British Columbia. HBC organizes events and
HBC organizes events and workshops for the heritage community, publishes a newsletter, has an annual awards program and advocates on behalf of the heritage community.
In February 2013, Heritage BC was appointed as administrator of the Heritage Legacy Fund, which was originally established in 2004 by the Province of B.C. Drawing on the interest of a $5 million endowment, held with the Vancouver Foundation, nearly $2 million has been delivered to communities in every region of B.C.
Heritage BC works closely with the Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development, supporting the government in meeting its goals. This includes fee-for-service contracts to produce the annual Heritage Conservation in B.C. Factsheet and cultural maps.
In 2016, Heritage BC began a key relationship with the Columbia Basin Trust to deliver grant programs and to provide professional staff support for museum, heritage and archive organizations in the Columbia Basin.
We are currently working on a new strategic plan, but you may wish to see our current vision and goals in our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan.